I’m trying to get my skin to be in the best possible condition so I don’t have to wear foundation on my wedding day. I don’t really like wearing foundation even though I do sometimes for events. I do already have really clear skin. I have normal to dry skin. I know there are a lot of expensive products on this, I don’t use them because I think they are better quality but most of them I have been given as gifts as my friends and family know I like skin care.
I cleanse every morning with the Clarisonic Mia and Clarins Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream. Then I follow with Kiehl’s Rare Earth pore refining tonic as a toner. I use Nars brightening Serum, Origins Ginzing eye cream and Origins Brighter by Nature Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 35, then I’m pretty much done in the morning.
I cleanse every evening with the Clarisonic Mia and Clarins Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream but I first remove my mascara and lipstick with the cleansing cream. Then I follow with Kiehl’s Rare Earth pore refining tonic as a toner. I the use NUDE Advanced cellular renewal serum, Decleor Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Moisturising Gel Cream for eyes and I moisturise using bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Cream for dry skin.
I use NUBO Diamond peel and reveal maybe once or twice a month, I don’t use any other exfoilators but when I use it I don’t use the Clarisonic Mia that evening. For masks I use Neutrogena 2-in-1 Mask twice a week for maybe 5-10 minutes even though it says 2 minutes. I also use a variety of cloth masks that I use whenever my skin needs a little pick me up or I’m travelling.
I have Rodial Glamoxy Snake Serum that I use when I have big events to go to, so I may use it on my wedding day.
What it always coems down to is if it good for your skin then it’s good, becasue so many people ahve different skin, what works for one doesn’t for another. I use elemis tri-emzyme cleanser (btw it would also help if you swaid which country you are in, so we know the climate and what’s available, also your skin tone, eye colour, I’m in UK for elemis is a good buy), I then use chantecaille water flower cream at night, and day I use omorovicza SPF15 complexion enhancer, I know this is only 15 but I definitely thing physchical based SPF and kinder to the skin longer term and this is the only one which doens’t leave a white cast (as I have olive skin)… if you are pale I would recommend dermaquest zinclear SPF 35 as the best suncream, omorovicza if you have trouble with white cast. The SPF you have is chemical, because I know Origins, one of the reason I stopped you them was that falsely I thought they use chemicals but make out they don’t. I then use tri-emzyme gel mask and resufacing cream twice a week and alpha-h 10% clycolic acid twice a week, thats my exfoliation done. Tips are:
Consider changing from the snake serum, unless you are that age, also I know rodial ahve retinol based products which would not be suitable in combination with mia exfoliation, as retinol would peel the skin anyway.
Consider a course of IPL and chemical peels, professionally done that is. I like them but not worth the money unless you ahve a big day, which you do, so go for it.
I’ve heard SK11 have like a cloth mask thing, with is expensive, but I know women that used it for 10 days up to their wedding and looked amazing, it’s like £10 a cloth or something but worth it if you want to go all out.
I think you need to vary your cleansers, I have about 3 or 4 on teh go at once and cleanse as soon as I get home from work, when I’m done for the day, the earlier you cleanse the better as pollutants on the skin are bad.
Consider switching to a physchical based suncream, one with zinc in, I really beleive these are better for ever day, zinc is much better for the skin than chemicals.